The Art of Love is a new Valentine’s Day community outreach program we hope will share a little joy and spread the love. Cottonwood Art Festival set a goal to collect at least 800 handmade cards and disperse them to several senior living facilities leading up to Valentine’s Day. Hundreds of Richardson residents in assisted living and senior facilities have been isolated from visitors and families due to restrictions during the COVID pandemic. 

Get your art on and create handmade cards using construction paper, stickers, ribbon, hot glue, etc., or purchase a store-bought card, which is just as special! Write a short message inside, draw a picture or share whatever inspires you. Something as simple as “I am thinking of you and sending love your way” or “Hello Friend! I am thinking of you today!”  will certainly bring a smile to someone on Valentine’s Day. Blank envelopes are not needed for individual cards and they do not have to be sealed or addressed.

Once completed, mail your Valentine’s Day card(s) to the festival address below.  Multiple cards can be mailed in one envelope.

Cottonwood Art Festival
2100 E. Campbell Rd. Suite 100
Richardson, TX 75081

Or you can turn them into one of the following City of Richardson facilities:

Community Events – 2100 E. Campbell Rd. Suite 100, Richardson, TX 75081(behind the Municipal Courts Building)
Gymnastics Center – 300 E. Arapaho Road, Richardson, TX 75081
Heights Recreation Center – 711 W. Arapaho Road, Richardson, TX 75080
Huffhines Recreation Center – 200 N. Plano Rd., Richardson, TX 75081

All card(s) must be received by Wednesday, February 10, 2021 to participate. If you are mailing your card(s), please mail in time to be received by then so that they can be delivered before Valentine’s Day.

For additional information about how to donate please contact Cottonwood Art Festival at 972-744-4580 or email